NASELLE, Wash. - The Pacific County Historical Society's first public program for 2003 will feature the Pacific County premier of a new video on West Coast salmon troll fishing, "Coming Home Was Easy," at 1:30 p.m. after the American Legion smorgasbord at the Naselle School Sunday, Feb. 9.

Sponsored by the Oregon State University Sea Grant, the video tells the story of West Coast salmon trolling from the beginning to present day.

The video features excerpts from 15 taped interviews with fishermen and research into the development of the commercial hook- and-line fishery.

"Coming Home" is the second collaboration of filmmaker Lawrence Johnson and extension agent Jim Bergeron. Their previous video on gillnet fishing, "Work is Our Joy," won national documentary film awards. Bergeron will be present to introduce the video and answer questions.

Copies of the video will be available for sale through the Pacific County Historical Society Museum Store and Oregon Sea Grant.

For more information about the society's programs, call (360) 875-5224 or visit the Web site www.pacificcohistory.org

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